Veronica DeLandro Makes Her Case for New Britain Mayor

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Veronica DeLandro is challenging four-term incumbent Erin Stewart for Mayor of New Britain this November. Other Democratic challengers include State Rep. Bobby Sanchez, D-New Britain and activist Alicia Hernandez. In 2019, Stewart, a Republican, won reelection handily, with 6,013 votes compared to Democrat Chris Porcher’s 3,592, and Independent Devione Tanksley’s 187.  The Connecticut Examiner spoke with DeLandro about why she’s running, and what her priorities would be if elected.  This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.  What inspired you to run for mayor of New Britain?  The need for change in our city is what inspired me to

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Alicia Hernandez Strong Makes a Case for New Britain Mayor

Alicia Hernandez Strong is challenging four-term Republican incumbent Erin Stewart for mayor of New Britain this November. Other Democratic challengers include State Rep. Bobby Sanchez and Veronica DeLandro. In 2019, Stewart won reelection handily, with 6,013 votes compared to Democrat Chris Porcher’s 3,592, and Independent Devione Tanksley’s 187.  The Connecticut Examiner spoke with Hernandez Strong about why she’s running, and what her priorities would be if elected.  This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.  What inspired you to run for mayor of New Britain?  I grew up in New Britain and have been a long time activist in

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Bobby Sanchez Makes a Case for his Election as Mayor of New Britain

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State Rep. Bobby Sanchez, D-New Britain, is challenging four-term incumbent Erin Stewart for mayor of New Britain this November. Sanchez has chaired the General Assembly’s Education Committee, and previously served on the New Britain Board of Education. Stewart won reelection handily, with 6,013 votes compared to Democrat Chris Porcher’s 3,592, and Independent Devione Tanksley’s 187.  The Connecticut Examiner spoke with Sanchez about why he’s running, and what his priorities would be if elected.  This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.  What inspired you to run for mayor?  I was born and raised in New Britain, and for four

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Erin Stewart Makes a Case for a Fifth Term as New Britain’s Mayor

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Incumbent Erin Stewart is running for a fifth term as mayor of New Britain this November. First elected in 2013, Stewart will become the longest continuously serving mayor in New Britain’s history if she wins reelection this fall. Democrats including State Rep. Bobby Sanchez, activist Alicia Hernandez Strong, and community leader Veronica DeLandro, are all running to challenge her for the seat.  In 2019, Stewart won handily, with 6,013 votes compared to Democrat Chris Porcher’s 3,592 votes and Independent Devione Tanksley’s 187 votes. The Connecticut Examiner spoke with Stewart about the city’s response to the pandemic, as well as how

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